11 Feb 2013 A Question from a reader: What do you think of the electrical safety and OH&S implications/issues of the use of hanging globes (such as you used in the Feb Episode) and 240 Volt Festoon lighting.... They are commonplace in Hire Depts, Decor and production. My concern is that...Read more ?
Lighting identity and force of nature Francesco Calvi has returned to CX-TV, and made his debut on the monthly CXtra panel show. The February show is online now, running around 30 minutes. CXtra is the most watched internet TV show for the entertainment tech community. Whole show here: plays on all devices,...Read more ?
9 Feb 2013 Central Coast (NSW) sound engineer Jon Fox (43) was assaulted by members of a rap crew at a recent show after complaining about punters dancing on amp racks, and water on stage. After a show at a club in NSW, Fox says he was beaten by members of a rap crew. Fox sustained two broken...Read more ?
(The ones you’ll NEVER get away with!) You know the story – show setup and rehearsal is SO BORING. After you’ve got cozy, rope lights rigged, ornaments and icons in place, Persian rug and fav chair just so, what now? CX strongly encourage you not to enact any of the following...Read more ?
By Julius Grafton I had one of my best Australia Days this 2013 mixing monitors at an aboriginal festival near the city of Sydney. You wouldn’t know it was on unless you were part of their network. It wasn’t for white Australians, but it wasn’t closed off either. It was free to attend. The...Read more ?
10 January 2013 Today's Sydney Morning Herald reports the planned temporary mega structure to be built on Glebe Island Wharf (above centre, just left of the Anzac Bridge) will have transport issues. The report here says pedestrian and cycle access will be restricted. Pages Hire won a tender...Read more ?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 3 sold-out...Read more ?
(January 1, 2013) By Julius Grafton At the end of 1976 I sold my lightshow business Zapco to Roger Barratt who was soon to be acclaimed as Australia’s greatest lighting designer. We met in late 1975 after Roger told Rob Nicholls at Strand Electric that he needed someone to look after his lights. Roger...Read more ?
28 DEC 2012 By Julius Grafton Somehow as a 17 year old I found myself convincing adults I could do a mans job of something I’d never done before. Bob Maza had been appointed to the Black Theatre in Redfern, which was fashioned inside an old printing factory. He was to direct a new play by Bobby...Read more ?
21 December 2012 Today's Smart Company reports that liquidator of Jackson's Rare Guitars in Sydney will attempt to help the suppliers of the store's guitars get their property back. This is a remarkable and honorable gesture from a practitioner of the insolvency profession, where seize and sell in haste...Read more ?